VIDEO: 3D animation sheds light on Battle of Jutland

video 3D

The Royal Navy has made a 3D animation of the remains of one of the ‘forgotten ships’, as the Royal ...

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Singapore Navy receives first Littoral Mission Vessel

Photo: Republic of Singapore Navy

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) received its first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) as the ...

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Fourth Vietnamese Gepard-class frigate launched in Russia

Photo: Zelenodolsk plant named after A.M. Gorky

Russian shipyard Zelenodolsk plant named after AM Gorky has launched the fourth Gepard-3.9 frigate, the second ship ...

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USNS Mercy evacuates sailor from South Korean submarine

An MH-60S helicopter performs a medical evacuation of a sailor from Republic of Korea Submarine SSK Lee Eok Gi (SS 071) to hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy performed a medical evacuation to help a ROK Navy sailor in need of ...

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British lost WWII submarine found off Sardinia


An Italian diver claims to have found the sunken wreck of the British World War Two submarine HMS P 311 lying off ...

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US Navy sailor dies aboard USS Harpers Ferry

This May 19, 2016 photo shows USS Harpers Ferry conducting amphibious operations in the Gulf of Aqaba off the coast of Jordan. Photo: US Navy

A U.S. Navy sailor aboard USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) died Thursday, May 26, of a non-combat related injury while ...

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Chinese escort group visits South Africa

Replenishment ship Taihu and destroyer Qingdao (113) in port. Photo: South African Navy

Ships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy 22nd Escort Task Group came alongside in Simon’s Town, South ...

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Euronaval 2016 in Paris, is one of the leading international trade shows for maritime security, safety and naval defense…

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7th Annual International Port Security Conference

The SMi Group announces the 7th annual International Port Security Conference. The event will be held in London on the 1st and 2nd of June 2016.

The conference aims to bring together key decision makers in the industry to discuss modern methods of port security and provide effective learning experiences for all delegates through the carefully selected expert speaker line up.

Interacting with delegates from across the globe and hearing from industry leading experts will ensure delegates are up-to-date with high priority information that enables you to best secure your seaports, civilians and means of trade.

Topics to be discussed include terrorism, cyber terrorism, emergency intervention procedures, optimising technology use in security checks and case studies featuring some of the largest ports across the world. Our diverse range of topics will allow delegates to learn best practices for port security and understand further how other ports are resolving core challenges.

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Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology 2016

Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) are becoming an increasingly important resource for Navies and Coast Guards around the world. As shipbuilding technologies continue to advance the mission scope for a single OPV platform greatly increases. Policing missions such as Counter-Piracy and Counter-Terrorism operations can be supplemented now by survey and Mine Countermeasure operations simply by swapping equipment on board the ship. This is all done with a greatly reduced cost compared to mission-specific platforms or full scale warships which have greater maintenance and operations costs compared to flexible OPVs.

Therefore SMi is proud to announce that it will be launching its inaugural OPV Technology event which will focus on the new potential for OPVs within this proliferation in combat and combat support technology capabilities. The event will be held in London on the 8th-9th June to discuss how individual nations are working to enhance the capabilities of their coastal fleets as well as the prospect for future cooperation and interoperability.

Expert speaker line up for 2016 includes key decision makers from: US Africa Command, UK Border Force, French Navy, NATO, Italian Navy, Royal Norwegian Navy, Finnish Border Guard, TNO, Damen Shipyards, C-SIGMA, IISS and many more.


Benefits of Attending:

  • Extremely focused on new technologies available to OPV using nations across Europe and beyond
  • Expert led panel discussions on international cooperation in operations and the future prospect for modular technologies
  • Briefings from leading Navy and Coast Guard officers from around the world
  • Learn about current and future national OPV platforms and how they enhance maritime security
  • Discover how to optimise business potential by working with these countries


For more information and to register, please visit

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MAST Europe 2016

Long established as the only international conference and exhibition dedicated to senior-level technologists in maritime defence and security…

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FGS Karlsruhe, HMS Enterprise rescue 294 in the Med

FGS Karlsruhe. Photo: PIZ Marine

Royal Navy ship Enterprise worked with the German frigate FGS Karlsruhe on May 24 to save 294 migrants some 90 km ...

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Indian Coast Guard commissions seventeenth FPV

ICGS Arush, Photo: Twitter/Indian Ministry of Defence

The Indian Coast Guard has commissioned the seventeenth in the series of twenty Aadesh-class Fast Patrol Vessels ...

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MAN to provide engines for second Thai Navy OPV

HTMS Krabi, Photo: BAE Systems

The Royal Thai Navy has picked MAN to provide engines for the second offshore patrol vessel the country is building ...

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Chinese Navy ship escorts World Food Programme vessel

CNS Xiangtan escorting WFP vessel Evangelia L. Photo: EUNAVFOR

In a close cooperation with EU’s counter-piracy operational headquarters, Chinese Navy warship CNS Xiangtan ...

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Offshore Energy 2016: Registration open

Offshore Energy 2016 Registration open

The registration for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2016 (OEEC 2016) is now open. The ninth edition of ...

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More tests to come for Lockheed's LRASM missile

LRASM missile

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $321.8 million sole-source contract to continue the Long Range ...

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Italian Navy saves 562 in dramatic rescue operation

Mediterranean migrant crisis. Italian Navy releases dramatic photos 3

European Navy vessels rescue migrants on a daily basis in the Mediterranean Sea; Op Sophia mission alone has ...

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BAE nabs two more US Navy vessel maintenance gigs

USS Paul Hamilton. Photo: US Navy

BAE Systems has landed another two U.S. Navy vessel maintenance contracts bringing the number of contracts for ship ...

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Dutch Navy vessels to receive Optimarin Ballast Systems

HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and HNLMS De Ruyter at Den Helder

Ten Royal Netherlands Navy vessels will be fitted with sixteen Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) by 2017, the company ...

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HMS Bulwark visits Portsmouth ahead of Jutland commemoration

HMS Bulwark entering Portsmouth, UK. Photo: Royal navy

Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark entered HMNB Portsmouth yesterday, May 25, as part of preparations for commemoration ...

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USS Mount Whitney makes final port call before BALTOPS 2016

USS Mount Whitney in Augusta Bay, Sicily, Italy. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Lisbon, Portugal May 24. The ship ...

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Royal Navy trains Caribbean marine police

UK Caribbean Overseas Territories

Royal Navy’s International Maritime Training Team has recently delivered navigation and small craft courses ...

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Belgian Defense Minister visits Open Spirit 2016

Defense Ministers will meet aboard the Lithuanian Navy  minelayer LNS Jotvingis. Photo: Lithuanian Navy

The Belgian Defense Minister will attend the multinational mine countermeasures (MCM) operation Open Spirit 2016 ...

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USS Olympia attack submarine changes command

Commander Benjamin J. Selph, commanding officer, Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717), salutes sideboys during a change-of-command ceremony in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) held a change-of-command ceremony ...

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100th anniversary of Battle of Jutland

In the distance the battlecruiser HMS TIGER can be seen underway at speed during the run to the North, part of the battle of Jutland. Overall the ship was hit fifteen times by large calibre shells during the battle of Jutland and lost twenty four members of her crew killed and a further forty six wounded. Photo: Royal Navy

On May 31, 1916 British Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet squared off against the Imperial German Navy’s High ...

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US Navy contracts Lockheed for MK 48 Mod 7 torpedo upgrades

MK 48 Mod 7 CBASS torpedo

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin Sippican a $72,8 million contract for the ...

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Australian first P-8A Poseidon takes to the skies

Australian first P-8A Poseidon takes to the skies

Australia’s first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft recently completed its maiden flight. The aircraft flew a ...

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Kership to buy STX France Lorient shipyard

Photo: STX France

French shipbuilder STX France has decided to sell its Lorient shipyard to Kership, a joint venture company set up ...

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